With gay ban debate over, military impact in doubt

There are 20 comments on the Boston.com story from Dec 19, 2010, titled With gay ban debate over, military impact in doubt. In it, Boston.com reports that:

The debate over gays in the military has been settled with a historic decision to allow them to serve openly, but big questions lie ahead about how and when the change will take place, how troops will accept it and whether it will hamper the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Boston.com.

First Prev
of 3
Next Last

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#1 Dec 19, 2010
Many will disagree with the end of banning gays, in good conscience. They will keep their feelings to themselves and do their duty.

Some will disagree and sound off. If they sound off too much they will be reprimanded.

Some will disagree and leave the military.

Some will disagree, sound off, and not cease and desist after being reprimanded. They will soon find themselves in another line of work.

And life will go on in the United States of America...

“SCOTUS will Rule in June for”

Since: Aug 08

MARRIAGE EQUALITY:-)

#2 Dec 19, 2010
I personally believe that not much will change except the fact that Gays and Lesbians WON'T have to worry about being discharged any longer.

I doubt that there will be Same-Sex Couples going to the Marine Corp Ball and for the most part.......Gays and Lesbians will keep their families safe and secure.......and will share with those they trust........anything else is purely exaggeration and not likely to happen.

The sooner this get's implemented.......the better off things will be and everyone can focus on getting home safely!
Joe

Orlando, FL

#3 Dec 19, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
Many will disagree with the end of banning gays, in good conscience. They will keep their feelings to themselves and do their duty.
Some will disagree and sound off. If they sound off too much they will be reprimanded.
Some will disagree and leave the military.
Some will disagree, sound off, and not cease and desist after being reprimanded. They will soon find themselves in another line of work.
And life will go on in the United States of America...
There aren't enough homosexuals to operate the military. And you can count on this hurting recruiting efforts and keeping people enlisted.

I don't think the reprimands are going to be given to the straight soldiers. If a gay wants to run around pushing homosexuality they won't last either, who are you kidding. Nobody is going to stand for that either. This doesn't give then a license to do anything, all it says is that they can't be kicked out for admitting they're gay. People like you probably fantasize about a military folsom street fair. That a'int ever happening. We might eventually have to reinstate the draft though. Maybe some of your relatives will have to go like it or not.
PooPoo Platter

Carol Stream, IL

#4 Dec 19, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
There aren't enough homosexuals to operate the military. And you can count on this hurting recruiting efforts and keeping people enlisted.
I don't think the reprimands are going to be given to the straight soldiers. If a gay wants to run around pushing homosexuality they won't last either, who are you kidding. Nobody is going to stand for that either. This doesn't give then a license to do anything, all it says is that they can't be kicked out for admitting they're gay. People like you probably fantasize about a military folsom street fair. That a'int ever happening. We might eventually have to reinstate the draft though. Maybe some of your relatives will have to go like it or not.
It might have hurt recruitment when you were young.

But the world has changed. Today, most under 30s don't care if they are around gays. They are accustomed to gay peers, gay relatives, gay celebrities. Homophobia afflicts the elderly, but the elderly don't enlist.

No need for a draft, there will continue to be a steady stream of volunteers; and fyi, several of my relatives have volunteered and served in Iraq & Afghanistan. One is still in Afghanistan.

How about you?

“Operation GTFO Advocate”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#5 Dec 19, 2010
"military impact in doubt"?!!

The relentless, perverse lib media spin is both laughable and tragically disingenuous. If military impact was ever in doubt, it would never have been an issue to begin with.

America is waking up to their brand of horse crap.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#6 Dec 19, 2010
im guessing that it wont be a problem just like all the other NATO countries that have done it without issue....

i mean seriously what took so long?

ANYBODY who wants to be in the military, should be allowed in.....end of story

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Dec 19, 2010
Yep, as predicted the anit-gays are now predicting the end of the world.

Keep it up chicken-littles. You just make yourself look even more foolish.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#9 Dec 19, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! Does he like it best when one of your American-hating taliban brethern straps it on and gives it to him from behind? Or when he's sitting on it? Does your adorable little he-she chant "mmm mmm mmm" with every thrust? Or mumf, mumf, mumf?!
Did you have Kinko's replicate your personal photo album for use as a skewering instruction manual for those poor victimized murdering terrorists? Have you petitioned your kenyan stooge to further modify their Miranda Rights to include the phrase, "you have the right to anal pleasure and sticking it up the ass of Americans, just like the democrats"?
Yes, insight into the subversive anti-American mind is always helpful....so how do you like it? Taking it upside down while singing a muffled rendition of the Soviet anthem with a kenyan mango stuffed in your mouth and trying to read your propagandist paycheck upside down?
Laughing Lobotomy, did you say something?

LOL!!!
Senator John Kerry

Spring Hill, FL

#10 Dec 20, 2010
A recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that 23% of traffic accidents are alcohol related.

This means that the remaining 77% are caused by assholes that just drink coffee, carbonated drinks, juices, yogurts, and crap like that.

Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three times as many accidents.

This message is sent by someone who worries about your well-being.

Also, it's been nearly 16 months since Ted Kennedy has been sober.


Have a safe Holiday Season!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 Dec 20, 2010
About 80% of the military were were dead set against
integrating blacks into ranks after WWII, but learned to live with it after Truman insisted.

They can do it again.

Since: Oct 08

.

#12 Dec 20, 2010
Democrats believe Bill Clinton is a bigot as they over turn his policy of don't ask don't tell.
Jatatul

Stow, OH

#13 Dec 20, 2010
Gary wrote:
About 80% of the military were were dead set against
integrating blacks into ranks after WWII, but learned to live with it after Truman insisted.
They can do it again.
White soldiers soon found out that the black guys weren't going to try to kiss them or make out with them. Birds of a feather flock together.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#14 Dec 20, 2010
The homosexuals are now demanding a special pay increase because of their life style.
They want reparation.

It is only fair to allow straight men to shower with straight women.
Their sexual attraction is WOMEN.

After all, homosexual men are allowed to take showers with normal men.
Their sexual attraction is MEN in general.

Hussein Obama has homosexualized, feminized and de-balled the military, what's left of it.

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
sammy sagen

Pittsfield, MA

#15 Dec 20, 2010
invaiding ,infidel ,homosexuals in muslem countrys will be executed. thats what they do. now to them, every soldier is a homosexual. thank you gay comunity.
Rear Admiral K Y Jelley

Spring Hill, FL

#16 Dec 20, 2010
Naval gays prefer to have duty in the bow of the battleship.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Dec 20, 2010
Jatatul wrote:
<quoted text>
White soldiers soon found out that the black guys weren't going to try to kiss them or make out with them. Birds of a feather flock together.
Just like hetero soldiers will soon find out that gay guys aren't going to try to kiss them or make out with them.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Dec 20, 2010
Deo Vindice wrote:
The homosexuals are now demanding a special pay increase because of their life style.
They want reparation.
It is only fair to allow straight men to shower with straight women.
Their sexual attraction is WOMEN.
After all, homosexual men are allowed to take showers with normal men.
Their sexual attraction is MEN in general.
Hussein Obama has homosexualized, feminized and de-balled the military, what's left of it.
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
We won!

You lost!!

Happy Solstice

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Dec 20, 2010
sammy sagen wrote:
invaiding ,infidel ,homosexuals in muslem countrys will be executed. thats what they do. now to them, every soldier is a homosexual. thank you gay comunity.
Welcome to the club. All you need to learn is the secret handshake.

Since: Sep 07

Phoenix, AZ

#20 Dec 20, 2010
You can tolerate people, but you don't have to accept them!!!

Since: Sep 07

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Dec 20, 2010
Gary wrote:
About 80% of the military were were dead set against
integrating blacks into ranks after WWII, but learned to live with it after Truman insisted.
They can do it again.
Race and behavior are two separate things.

Get a life!

A majority of blacks disagree with the gay movement using civil rights to justify their special rights.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

UC Santa Barbara Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Men like Elliot Rodger are not owed anyone or a... (Jun '14) Apr 21 stdominating 68
News #YesAllWomen Think You're a Douchebag (May '14) Apr 5 Just saying 4
News Ernest Kimme: A new way to rate your college of... Mar '15 Birds Landing Bob 1
News A Commitment to Diversity: UCSB Officially Reco... Jan '15 Ronald 5
News Newspaper in trouble for calling Illegal Immigr... Jan '15 El Guapo 31
News Lavayen, Maxwell Named to Santa Barbara Court B... Dec '14 anne Oosterhuis 1
News UCSB Professor Shuji Nakamura to Receive Japan'... (Oct '14) Dec '14 Switches 89
More from around the web